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The Icelandic Ministry of Finance hosted the 33rd annual meeting of OECD Senior Budget Officials. Topics included: restoring public finances; political economy of fiscal consolidation; controlling health care expenditures; and draft principles for independent fiscal institutions.
Recruiting the best candidates for the public workforce is important at a time when the loss of experienced employees due to redundancies and retirements is creating a talent shortage.
The objective of senior budget official country reviews is to provide a comprehensive overview of the budget process in the country under examination, to evaluate national experiences in the light of international best practice and to provide specific policy recommendations.
As with any organisation, good public sector performance rests with its staff: their capacities and skills, as well as the ability of the leadership to motivate staff to do their best in achieving organisational objectives.
Human Resource Management Reviews, a type of peer review, provide a detailed diagnosis of the management of government employees and solutions for improving it.
The Public Employment and Management (PEM) Network is a high-level, collaborative, practitioner-based forum that provides direction for an analytical work programme that seeks to address current challenges affecting the public service workforce.
Strategic human resource management allows governments to align their workforce with their goals. It enables governments to have the right number of people with the right skills at the right place. Such practices help governments increase efficiency, responsiveness and quality in service delivery.
The majority of OECD member countries have a central human resource management agency responsible for at least some key human resource management functions (see the country profiles for links to member countries’ central human resource management agency).
The aim of this workshop was to present recent developments in implementing Regulatory Impact Assessment in the Czech Republic as well as to enable an exposure to different approaches in some leading OECD countries.
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This Guide provides recommendations of high impact reforms that can be implemented in the short term as well as new sections on regulatory governance, six case studies of citizen councils at the state level, and 19 good practices in the implementation of the recommendations of the 2010 Guide.